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Old 09-26-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Gigabyte Brix Projector

I've recently purchased a Brix Projector barebones which will be paired with a mSATA SSD and 16 Gig of low voltage SODIMM. I had hoped to install one of the more full featured Linux distros on it, however, can't find anyone who has actually done it with this system. My main concern is the functionality of the built in projector. I am fairly certain the rest of the hardware won't be an issue.

Any experience or insight would be helpful.
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While I have no experience with this box, I suspect that the projector should work well with most Linux distros.
One caveat, however, is that the resolution of that projector is well below the minimum resolution I'd recommend for any modern operating system.

You will want to use it with a monitor for the most part, especially during setting up. Otherwise you'll find that most gui windows disappear off the lower edge of the screen.
(place mouse cursor over window then press & hold the Alt key to move them around)

The built-in projector is really more of a novelty and almost seems like it was an afterthought in this box.
Old 09-28-2014, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks qlue.

I've noticed that several people have had issues with differing distros and projectors before. That said, I was hoping someone with experience with such issues could lend a hand. I'm well aware of the box's limitations when it comes to the projector, but it still suits my purposes perfectly. When at home, I'll likely bluetooth it to an LCD flat screen, but while on the road, it will serve not only as my entertainment (loaded up with movies), but also as a mobile media platform where I can project information and images for fans and customers to learn more about my books. Not to mention that the kids will love watching their favorite flicks outside with their friends. I don't intend for this to be a gaming rig, just want to make sure everything works flawlessly as intended.


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